HOT Science for February 19, 2019

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Every week I present the selected news from science, technology, and medicine. I discuss these items at LCS, in Ajijic, Mexico. I also post here so you can keep abreast with the fast-paced world of science and technology.

This is an interesting time. with many new developments that build on what has been discovered in the last few years. I will just post the subject and a link. If interested, click the link to read more.

Top Stories for the week

Human enhancement: Is it good for society?
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190211114300.htm

Quantum strangeness gives rise to new electronics
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190211114214.htm

Affectiva’s AI hears your anger in 1.2 seconds
https://venturebeat.com/2019/02/07/affectivas-ai-hears-your-anger-in-1-2-seconds/

Researchers Developed Techniques to Turn a Third of Our Plastic Waste into Fuel
https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/xwbw3k/researchers-developed-a-technique-to-turn-nearly-a-quarter-of-our-plastic-waste-into-fuel
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190206131956.htm

Sodium is the new lithium: Researchers find a way to boost sodium-ion battery performance
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190201081503.htm

In The Future, You Might Insulate Your Home With Chicken Feathers
https://www.forbes.com/sites/lauriewinkless/2016/11/04/in-the-future-you-might-insulate-your-home-with-chicken-feathers/#4fbd3ca216b3

Other stories of special interest

Renewable oils for use in lubricants synthesized
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190207123223.htm

Scientists develop first fabric to automatically cool or insulate depending on conditions
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190207142242.htm

New wisdom about high cholesterol treatment for adults aged 80 and older
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190204142313.htm

Serious health concerns missed in older adults
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190208131406.htm

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